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Departure of Lehi and His Family from Jerusalem
|Title||Departure of Lehi and His Family from Jerusalem|
|Year of Publication||1890|
|Description||Unsigned, painted for the Deseret Sunday School Union, no date (1890), oil on composition board, 24 3/4" x 18 5/8"|
|Keywords||Arabia; Lehi (Prophet); Nephi (Son of Lehi); Wilderness|
Lehi was warned in a dream that he should flee Jerusalem with his family to escape a plot to murder him. They left with only what was essential for extended travel in the wilderness.
Christensen's art is a constant mix of naivete and sophistication. This is seen here in the clumsy but charming foreshortening of the camel and the carefully planted, hazy atmospheric perspective of the background.
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